Fall Theme Crafts and Activities for Preschool

Enjoy the best of the fall season with this roundup of fun ideas for kids. The crafts and activities you'll find in this fall themed roundup provide opportunities for creative and scientific thinking. 

Crafts and activities for fall season with early learners

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Changes that occur during the autumn season are especially interesting for early learners. Kids can collect red and yellow leaves for a collage, carve silly faces in giant pumpkins, or wash carrots pulled from the ground in a backyard garden.

Explore the beauty and wonder of the fall season through simple hands-on play with kids.

Fall season activities

You can easily provide outlets for creative sensory play with hands-on experiences that engage both gross motor and fine motor skills.

These activities can include:

  • jumping in a pile of leaves for gross motor exercise 


Kids can have fun weighing apples, gathering leaves, making fall crafts and more in this exciting roundup.

Activities are grouped to include arts and crafts, science, harvest (including some music!), and sensory play.


Arts and Crafts

Fall leaves bookmarks craft for kids


Story time is more fun with Bookmarks made with leaves / The Jenny Evolution

Paper plate hedgehog is a fun craft for fall. / Easy Peasy and Fun

Create a family of Leaf people with this fall craft. / Fantastic Fun and Learning

Make a mobile by Preserving fall leaves . / Buggy and Buddy

Use your imagination to Create leaf creatures . / Powerful Mothering



Sort leaves by size from largest to smallest.


Sort leaves by size and color in this simple fall leaves activity.

Have fun with science as you Explore seeds in food.

Try this indoor Experiment with autumn leaves.

Practice math skills in a Leaf counting activity / PreK Pages

Combine science and art with STEAM absorption art / A Little Pinch of Perfect





Fall harvest theme preschool activities


There's lots to choose from for a fall theme with these 40+ Activities with real pumpkins .

Explore fall harvest with simple activities like weighing veggies.

Have fun Harvesting in the Carrot Patch with this hands-on activity. / Powerful Mothering

 Make these cute Fall harvest buddies with paper and chenille stems. / Fireflies and Mud Pies

Add these Harvest theme sorting activities to your fall activities. / The Preschool Toolbox

Include music in a fall theme with Harvest songs . / Let's Play Kids Music




Pumpkin harvest sensory bin preschool activity


Add pumpkins and straw to the sensory bin for math games.

Enjoy hands-on Sensory play with leaves./ Lemon Lime Adventures

Add pine cones and mini gourds and more to a Fall sensory bin. / Happy Hooligans

Spiders are just part of the fun in this Fall sensory bottle. / Teaching Mama

Leaf sensory bags provide mess-free sensory fun for toddlers and preschoolers. / Kids Craft Room


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